Degrees and Certifications:
M.A. Ed., Hamline University B.M. Ed., Augsburg College
Ms. Amy Gustafson
Hi! I am an English Language Learner (ELL) teacher at Como Park Elementary School. I have degrees from Augsburg College and Hamline University, and have been teaching for many years. I am always excited to get to know new students and greet former students every year! This year I am working with 2nd Grade ELL students.
Second Grade is an exciting time for learning! ELL students will learn many new things. We learn to listen and understand English. We learn to read in English, learn new words and different ways stories and information are written. We learn to speak about our lives, what we know, and what we experience and learn. We also learn to write to share what we know, think and feel.
I love teaching at school. I also enjoy my time outside of school. I play with my two cats, Mary and Joy, who greet me at the door when I come home. My two dogs, Tober and Tess, take me for walks to play at the dog park. My husband, Brad, is friendly, funny, and a very good cook. We like to travel to different places together. I love music. I sing and play the piano very well. I even teach piano! I also love to be outside, watching and listening to the natural world around me. I camp, canoe, hike, fish, and explore. I am an expert campfire builder! My parents and sisters are important to me, too, so I visit them often. Finally, I love to spend time with my friends. They are important to me.
I love learning about my students and their families. Please share your stories with me!